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Volume 28, Number 3 



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BRYAN 



COLLEGE 

Editorial Office: 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 

www.bryan.edu 

President 

William E. Brown 

Editor 

Tom Davis 

Associate Editors 

Brett Roes 

Nikki Arnold 

Bryan College 

Alumni Association 

Director of 

Alumni Ministries 

Brett Roes, '88 

President 

Steve Stewart, '85 

President-elect 

vacant 
Vice President 

vacant 

Past President 

Bud Schatz, '56 

Secretary 

Laura Kaufmann, '87 

Treasurer 

vacant 

Committee on Elections 

Kari Ballentine, '91 

Sharron Padgett, '87 

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On the Cover - 
Cell phones, laptop computers, and personal digital assistants are all parts of the technology revolution 
that are becoming more and more common in everyday life. But instant access can also bring infonvation 
overload. Dr. Jeff Myers examines the blessings and problems of our high-tech world. 









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Temptation 



Sin dud Redemption 



by Jeff Myers 

In the past ten years, technology has profoundly changed the way I communicate. 
The shift was gradual: in 1992 my graduate school began encouraging students to use 
e-mail to share ideas with a vast network of scholars (unfortunately for the world of 
ideas, I used it mainly to correspond with my bride-to-be). In 1994 I discovered the 
Internet and loved how it put hard-to-find information at mv fingertips, reunited me 
with long-lost acquaintances, and allowed daily interaction with people around the 
globe. 

E-mail and the Internet have transformed mv life's work. Whereas my newsletter 
used to cost $5,000 per issue to print and mail, I can now communicate with 7,000 
subscribers through e-mail for less than $10. My on-line bookstore provides a signifi- 
' cant source of revenue to fund my leadership training ministry. 

Communication technology has taken my teaching to a new level as well: my cur- 
rent and former students interact through an on-line bulletin board. Technologically 
advanced classrooms at Bryan offer access to in-class Internet and a vast array of tele- 
vised educational programs. I've even used telephone-conferencing technology to 
bring world-renowned experts to class. 

Moreover, technology has brought family closer. My nationwide cell phone 
makes it possible for my wife to reach me anytime, anywhere. Parents, sib- 
lings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents trade family photos through e- 
mail and send electronic greetings. 

Yet I've stopped seeing communication technology as a "miracle 
cure." Here's why: 




Why Technology is Not the Miracle Cure 

Technological innovation makes communication easy, 
fast, and cheap. Most people are well-acquainted with its 
marvels, but what of its snares? Consider the following: 
O E-mail offers more frequent communication, but the messages are 
less substantive because the attention span of e-mail readers is 
short. 
O Cell phones are useful, but doesn't it trouble you to see people 
walking around in a daze, ignoring everyone except the invisible 
person they're conversing with? 
O Television offers hundreds of channels to choose from, yet these 
vast selections allow them to remain grossly uninformed about 
what is happening outside their narrow interests. 
OThe Internet, for all its power, is home to the most shocking filth 
that perverse minds can conceive. 



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Computer Science 
preparing majors 
for high-tech world 

Bryan's newest major - computer 
science - is off to a fast start, and the 
head of the program sees it growing 
just as fast. 

Earl Reed, who joined the faculty 
in the 2000-01 school year, said his 
goal was to have the program 
approved by the 2002-03 school year. 
Instead, the major was approved this 
past June, nine students enrolled this 
past fall, and the first major will 
graduate in May. 

"The thing that excites me is that I 
was calling last night for the admis- 
sions office and I can see three to 
five more majors coming in this fall 
just from that session," he said. 

While there is a solid program in 
place, Mr. Reed is quick to point out 
that the coursework continues to 
develop, to keep up with develop- 
ments in the field and to offer con- 
centrations in areas of special need 
in the computer industry. 




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"In the next couple of years we 
will be able to direct students into 
concentrations including database 
development, software engineering 
and project management, systems 
administration or programming," he 
said. A management information 
systems concentration, combining 
areas of business and computer sci- 
ence, should be in place by this fall. 
"We want to turn out people who 
can graduate and go directly into 
one of these areas." 

He has his eyes open for "really 
sharp kids who have been playing 
with computers all their lives," who 
are good at math and logical in their 

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approach to life as the prime can- 
didates for the new major. 
However, "the ability to play com- 
puter games doesn't impress me if 
that is their sole experience with 
computers. A solid work ethic is 
an absolute need because of the 
group projects and extended labo- 
ratory time." 

Like Bryan's emphasis on 
teaching young people to think 
broadly and deeply, Mr. Reed said 
the program's emphasis is to pro- 
duce graduates "with a broad 
knowledge of computer science. 
We want our graduates to be pro- 
ficient in computer science, to 
work in a way pleasing to God, 
and to maintain a strong witness 
in their field." 

Although Mr. Reed is the only 
computer science faculty member 
now, Drs. Phil Lestmann and Bob 
Simpson teach the required math 



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Earl Reed, assistant professor of 
computer science, makes a sugges- 
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work stations in the computer set- > N <5^ 
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courses for the major. 

And while theory is important, 
the computer science program 
requires considerable hands-on 
experience as well. "We don't do 
too much with hardware, but we 
have a classroom set up where 
students work their problems on 
top-of-the-line equipment," he 
explained. "We are set up separate 
from BryanNet (the college's cam- 
pus wide computer network) so 
students can work without inter- 
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Technology changes the way we think and communicate. It offers enor- 
mous potential for good, but it also tempts us to do evil. Some of these temp- 
tations are more obvious, such as on-line pornography. Others are more deep- 
seated, so we tend to not see their dangers until it is too late. ^^^ 

How Communication Technology Tempts Us 



1. Technology tempts us to think less about what is really 
important. Four years ago Prof. John Sommerville from the 
University of Florida wrote a book called Ilow the \e;es Makes Lis 

Dumb. His thesis? The sheer weight of information we must manage 
each day makes it nearly impossible to discern what is right, true, 
and significant. 

In Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell bemoaned the destruc- 
tion of words as feeding ignorance and making the world ripe for 
totalitarianism. What Orwell could scarcely have imagined was 
that it would become impossible to communicate about important 
things, not because of a lack of words, but because people had 
lost sight of what really mattered. 

2. Technology tempts us to isolate ourselves from one another. 

On the surface, technology seems to facilitate communication. Yet it 
can actually divide us by helping us avoid those who are "not like 
us." The vast array of television channels and on-line forums make it 
possible to interact onlv with those who have the exact same interests 
as we do. 

Granted, it's a welcome relief to feel understood by people who are 
a lot like me. When I stop communicating with those who are differ- 
ent, however, I am impoverished. True communication should change 
us. The only way to avoid changing things, or being changed, is to 
stop communicating. Regrettably, this is exactly what is happening: | 



Rather than shopping at the corner market, people roam the aisles of 24- 
hour mega-stores hardlv making eye contact with others, 

Neighbors move from the front porch to the back deck, from the parlor to 
the TV room. 

Music becomes a means of isolating rather than uniting people. 

Political groups stop cooperating for the common good and devolve into 
vicious attacks. 

Civilization cannot long survive this fragmentation. The cry of the popu- 
lace is, "Leave me alone." Perhaps the ultimate hell is that the wish 
will be granted. It is not unlikely that our own nation will col- 
lapse not through an explosive roar, but through a deafening 
silence. 

3. Technology tempts us to be superficial. God designed 
person-to-person communication to be profoundly meaning- 
ful. Father Walter Ong has said, "It is through the spoken 
word that we can enter the highest level of intimacy with 
others, beyond physical union, into the heart and mind 
of the other." 

Communication technology permits us to observe 
more and communicate less. Our communication ability 
is anemic, but even to this technology offers a remedy. Do 
words fail you? You can borrow some clever lines from a 
movie, or rely on a greeting card manufactured by a profes- 
sional writer of emotion, or fill in the blanks in a pre-lormatted 
letter. 

As we become more superficial, we lose the deep sense of 
memory that guides our interactions and informs our collec- 
tive consciousness. Librarian of Congress lames Billington has 
noted that if we lose our sense of the past, we lose our self- 
identity to a "world of morion without memory." This, he point- 




ed out soberly, is one of the clinical definitions of 
insanity, 

4. Technology tempts us to do evil. To s ome, tech- 

' nology is an object of worship. Secular humanist 
philosopher Paul Kurtz wrote in the Humanist 
Manifesto II, 

We have virtually conquered the planet, 
explored the moon, overcome the natural lim- 
its oi travel and communication; we stand at 
the dawn of a new age... Using technology 
wisely, we can control our environment, con- 
quer poverty, markedly reduce disease, extend 
our life-span, significantly modify our behav- 
ior, alter the course of human evolution and 
cultural development, unlock vast new pow- 
ers, and provide humankind with unparalleled 
opportunity for achieving an abundant and 
meaningful life. 

It didn't seem to occur to Dr. Kurtz that technolo- 
gy could actually feed humankind's destructive ten- 
dencies, but that is exactly what has happened. The 
Nazis were among IBM's first customers, using rudi- 
mentary computers to streamline their genotidal 
plans. Nuclear research promised energy in abun- 
dance but resulted in bombs powerful enough to 
obliterate all living things. Movie studios released 
beautifully produced films that were morally 
decrepit, dumbing down the conscience of a nation. 
, Industry pioneers fantasized that communication 
technology would bring global harmony. The reality, 
however, is quite the opposite. Nations the world 
over have used technology to communicate dehu- 
manizing messages such as, "Jews are not persons," 
"Babies are not persons," and "Those who resist com- 
munism are not persons." The consequences? 
According to historian R. J. Rummel, almost 170 mil- 
lion persons were killed at the whim of governments 
in the 2 nih Century alone 

Rather than unlocking human potential for good, 
technologv has handed sinful humanity the keys to 
our own destruction. Our need for redemption has 
never been more profound. 

The Redemption of the Word 

How can Christians reach others for the Kingdom 
in a world beset by such temptations? The answer is 
found in John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word." 
The Greek word for Word is logos, which means "a 
thought expressed." 

When the "logos" is rejected, people lose the abili- 
ty to communicate deeply with others. 

Because God is a communicative God, however, 
we can use words to create, to encourage, to build 
community, to reach out to those who are isolated by 
the fallout of a postmodern society. 

We must use technology appropriately. We must 
ensure that our time on the Internet or watching tele- 
vision does not squeeze out personal investment in 
the lives ol others. 



We must take specific steps to protect 
ourselves and our families from a lack 
of discernment. This fact was rein- 
forced when I took my son on a 
cross-country airline flight. An 
inappropriate video came on the 
screen and I asked him to avert 
his gaze. After a few moments 
he blurted, "I just can't keep 
m\ eyes from looking at it." 
The images were riveting. They 
were also poisoning his soul and 
mine. We must be very, very carefuT 
about what we allow our minds to 
absorb. 

We must speak up for truth and 
righteousness, and use words to fight 
against evil and injustice. As commu- 
nication scholar Quentin Schultze 
points out, our communication suffers 
from the sin of omission. Scripture com- 
mands us to speak up for the powerless, 
and we are not excused from this responsi- 
bility just because the media obscures the 
difference between right and wrong. 

We must learn to speak a "word in season." 

Proverbs 15:23 (NIV) says "A man finds joy in giving 
an apt reply — and how good is a timely word!" We 
must replace lying gossip, and verbal abuse with 
words of blessing, expressing the grace we have 
received from God to a world in desperate need of 
hearing the voice of truth. 

We must break the silence about what is truly 
important. We cannot rely on the media and technol- 
ogy to offer a proper perspective on what is true. 
Historian John Hallowell noted, "Only through a 
return to faith in God, as God revealed Himself to 
man in Jesus Christ, can modern man and his society 
find redemption from the tyranny of evil." 

Speak Up With Confidence! 

Let us never forget that Christianity has given us 
hospitals, civil liberties, abolition of slavery, modern 
science, the elevation of women, regard for human 
life, great works of art and literature, workable sys- 
tems of justice, education for common people, the 
free-enterprise system, and much more. When we see 
the good that results from applying God's principles, 
and the horror that results from rejecting them, it 
seems cruel and irresponsible to remain silent. St. 
Augustine was right: those who are citizens of God's 
kingdom are best equipped to be citizens of the king- 
dom of man. And that is just as true in an Internet 
cafe as it is in the remotest parts of the earth. 

Jeff Myers, Ph.D. is assistant professor of commu- 
nication arts at Bnjan College and director of 
Summit Ministries in the eastern U.S. He speaks to 
more than 20,000 people etuh year in leadership 
training camps ami conferences. Visit his website at 
wwio.inspiredleadership.com. Mi 






ut of Iowa comes a style of music that takes away more than your 
I breath. It takes away your soul. The death metal rock group. Slipknot, 
is the quintessential nihilistic, depersonalized entertainment. Don't 
think they occupy the fringes of pop entertainment-teenagers buy Slipknot 
CDs by the hundreds of thousands (earning them platinum status) and the 
group has been nominated for a Grammy award. 

The nine members of Slipknot wear hideous, nonhuman masks when they 
perform. Thev show their disdain for individuality by eschewing their person- 
al names and designating themselves by numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 
Their first album released in 1996, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repent., unveiled their seri- 
ous desire to take the despair of nihilistic rock a step further. Their songs 
include "Wait and Bleed," "I am Hated," "My Plague," and "Everything 
Ends." 

Slipknot fans are called maggots. They are fiercely loyal to the group and 
have titled their growing numbers and intense devotion as "spreading the 
sickness." A number of fan websites caution, "Unless you are willing to die for 
Slipknot, don't even think about entering this site." 

Are the members of Slipknot aware of the frenzied dedication of their fans? 
Sure they are. Mic Thompson (aka #7) said recently, "Here's what's cool, 
though: In the end, 1 own your *** children. Say what you want, I can tell your ^^ 
kids to *** kill you in your sleep, and they will." 

What is going on here? 

American Culture: Losing Face? 

Slipknot did not create the tragic depersonalization that is slowly gripping 
the American psyche. Their style and attitudes are drawing energy from many 
sources. John Sullivan, English professor at the University of Virginia, claims 
that we are a society taken over by technology and entertainment, a phenome- 
non he calls "depersonalized intimacy." We are on the edge of a culture that 
makes it possible never to deal with real people. The computer, the Internet, 
and communication technology are recreating us. We can go to school (and get 
accredited degrees), party and converse (in internet chat rooms), and browse 
and buy (in thousands of on-line stores) and never look another person in the 
face. We know more about our favorite actor on television than we do our 
neighbor next door. 

The ambivalence most of us have toward technology is no longer neutral as 
we move toward a decisive moment. What kind of people are we becoming? 
On one hand, we have incredible, instant access to wide-ranging information. 
On the other, nothing that dignifies us as humans can be found spending 
hours in front of a computer screen or television set. In fact, the growing dan- 
ger of depersonalization is made worse by these activities. 

Why is depersonalization dangerous, you ask? We have lived in a burgeon- 
ing culture where we have become more and more impersonal. But depersonal- 
ization is more menacing. To be impersonal is to ignore the dignity of a person 
as an individual. To depersonalize is to remove any value a person has as a 
human being. It is to reduce them to the status of a thing. The symptoms of 
depersonalization are more than troubling. 



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by Dr. William E. Brown 



Three Ugly Faces) of 
Depersonalization 

One obvious face of depersonalization in society 
is seen as a manifestation of hate, particularly in 
bigotry and racism. To hate a group of people 
because they differ in race, ethnic background, or 
belief is most easily effected when we depersonal- 
ize them. Depersonalization makes it easier to 
stereotype others - to take away their names, their 
histories, and their faces - and to tolerate hate, 
abuse, and even persecution. Hitler depersonalized 
the Jews and Nero the Christians. In our own coun- 
try we have seen extreme examples of depersonal- 
ized hatred toward African Americans, Hispanics, 
Asian Americans and . . . well, the list is sadly 
long. 

Depersonalization is also seen in lust, where 
pornography is the most blatant example. 
Pornography depersonalizes a woman, for exam- 
ple, by making her into an object of sexual desire. 
Donald DeMarco notes, "Pornography is not inter- 
ested in the face, through which personality shines, 
but the objectivized and devitalized body. 
Pornography represses personality and exalts the 
depersonalized, despiritualized body." 

Tragically, depersonalization appears as despair. 
Many who isolate themselves from intimate contact 
with others suffer depression and a loss of mean- 
ingful pursuits in life. 

The end result of depersonalization is a dreadful 
view of the value of human life . . . even our own 
lives. The specter of Columbine or serial killers 
hovers over our culture. 

"It is easier for us to see each other only as 
strangers, or stereotypes. The serial killer stalks 
stereotypes," writes Shirley Lynn Scott. In addition, 
"It's the anonymity factor," said serial killer Ted 
Bundy on the ease of killing. 

"We are creating strangers of each other," says 
Steven Egger. "As we become strangers we begin to 
see others more as objects and less as human 
beings." 




Our Face, God's Face 

The biblical worldview screams that each indi- 
vidual has infinite value in the sight of God. 
Nichloas Berdyaev writes, "Every single human 
soul has more meaning and value than the whole of 
history with its empires, its wars and revolutions, 
its blossoming and fading civilizations." 

C. S. Lewis says it even more clearly, "You have 
never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, 
arts, civilizations — these are mortal, and their life 
is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals 
whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and 
exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splen- 
dors." 

Beyond our individual personal value in the 
sight of God, the Scriptures are clear that we need 
each other. We find our greatest joys in community 
where our strengths are encouraged and our weak- 
nesses are endured (Romans 15:2-3; Philippians 2:3- 
4; 1 Peter 1:22). 

Technology will grow into a serious problem 
only if we allow ourselves to be defined by its 
structure. The great danger is to think that modern 
culture must adapt to technology. G. K. Chesterton 
boldly argues, "The huge modern heresy is to alter 
the human soul to fit modern social conditions, 
instead of altering modern social conditions to fit 
the human soul." 

Living out the biblical worldview will make 
depersonalized icons such as Slipknot a novelty 
rather than the center of attention. The followers of 
Jesus are not "maggots" but children, friends, and 
family. We don't have to die for Him to show our 
allegiance, He already died to give us life. Thai 
makes me feel like somebody special and I can't 
help but tell everyone how special they are too. 



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THE SPORTS PAGE 



SENIORS PROVIDE LEADERSHIP 
FOR YOUNG BASKETBALL TEAM 



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"Ups and downs" might best describe the Lions' men's basketball 
season as the young squad gained valuable experience under the 
leadership of the team's three seniors. 

One of the "ups" certainly was a race through the AAC tourna- 
ment, with the Lions defeating No. 1 seed and nationally ranked 
Brevard and the University of Virginia at Wise before falling to 
Bluefield in the final. 

"This could have been a disastrous season given our youth, inexperience, and lack of size. But we scored more 
than I thought we could, and this has been one of the better offensive rebounding teams we've had since I've been 
here. We spent most of the year in the top 10 in the country in three-point percentage," Coach Morris Michalski explained. 

Despite a 15-20 record, Coach Michalski said there have been some encouragements such as beating nationally 
ranked and conference leader Brevard College twice and defending conference champions Milligan. 

Another encouragement is that the Lions have been competitive in all but five of their losses. "We lost 12 games 
by 10 points or less," he said. "That indicates we have been in the ballgame and very competitive. We won seven real 
tight ones too." 

The coach said he especially appreciates the leadership and efforts of the team's three seniors, Jared Jones, Aaron 
Braun-Duin, and Michael Carter. "For us to be halfway good, we had to be overachievers, and these three certainly 
set the example. They had a positive effect on the other guys." 

Coach Michalski also tagged sophomore Chris Travis for recognition. "What a meteoric rise this young man had. 
What a thrilling scorer and true sparkplug he became. Chris added maturity and polish to his game and everyone 
has benefited. It's a rare honor for him to be chosen All-Conference as a sophomore." 

The three seniors will be lost to graduation this year, but he is excited about the contribution three freshmen - 
Josh Loey, Brandon Gordon, and Michael Stone - have made already. "What they have shown me makes me believe 
they have a great career ahead of them here." He also has high hopes for junior Brett Wright for next season; "He has 
the potential to become the dominant point guard in our league next season." 

Coach Michalski also is excited that seven of his players (see related story) were named to the Academic All- 
Conference team, and possibly to the NAIA's Academic All-American squad. "That's really significant when half the 
team has that kind of academic strength," he said. 



TENNIS TERMS BUILDING IN EXPERIENCE 

Hrvan's tennis teams were looking forward to the 2002 season as they prepared for 
the start of league play in February, Coach Bob Andrews said. 

The men's and women's teams will be building on experience gained 
last year and are expecting help from several new players, he said. 

Four returning sophomores - Courtney Roberts, Heidi Seera, Katie 
Lestmann, and Silvia Ayala - will be joined by three players new to the 
women's team. Dr. Andrews said Kimberly Dyer, Melissa Myers, and 
Megan Sherrin will add strength to the squad. 

"We have good depth this year," Dr. Andrews said. 'The girls have 
about equal ability. This should give us a realistic shot at a better than .500 
season," A year ago, the women had a 2-9 record. 

'Their attitudes and spirits are good, and 1 think we'll see positive 
results," he said. 

For the men, returning players Carlos Ayala, Kent Suter, and Ross 
Hubler will give the team a boost at the first three positions. "Carlos did 
well at No. 1 last year," the coach said. "He can play with anybody. And he and Kent 
will give us a strong doubles team.' 

Dr. Andrews is expecting immediate help from freshmen Andrew Bauman. Terry 
Hill, and Josh Long. Reid Daniels also should make a contribution when he joins the 
team after basketball season. 

"The guys definitely should finish .500 or better," the coach said. "I think they will 
be competitive with everybody." 




Members of the men's tennis team 
include, from left, Iront, Josh Long. 
Andrew Bauman, Carlos Ayala, and 
Ross Hubler. Back are Terry Hill, 
Kent Suter, Travis Seera, Reed 
Daniels, and Coach Bob Andrews. 



Lady Lions Coach Jim Arnold gives his leam instructions dur- 
ing a time out late in the season, The Lady Lions compiled 
their best record ever and won the NCCAA Mid-East Regional 
championship and a berth in the NCCAA National tournamenl 



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A heart-breaking loss in the AAC Tournament semifinals ended the 
Cinderella NAIA season for the Lady Lions basketball team as the team com- 
piled a best-ever 25-8 record and a third-place conference finish. 

But the Lady Lions went on to win the NCCAA Mid-East Regional championship and a berth in the NCCAA national tournament in early March. 
First-year Coach Jim Arnold, who won AAC Coach of the Year honors, said this year's success was a combination of returning players with 
playoff experience, strong leadership from three new players, and hard work by the whole team. 

"The girls felt like they had momentum after beating Covenant in the playoffs last year," Coach Arnold said. 'That gave them the confidence to 
believe they could compete with the best." 

Senior transfer Becky Blesch and freshman sisters Sarah and Liz Bass brought an offensive one-two-three punch, tossing in an average of more 
than 50 points per game between them, as well as strong defensive statistics to provide an extra spark for the team. "They all have been nominated 
lor All-Conference honors," the coach said. 'The conference coaches feel they are three of the best 15 players in the conference." 
In addition. Katie White, Kate Strunk, and Stephanie and Valerie Huttenhoff have provided valuable support to the leam effort. 
The girls came in in good shape and have worked hard. They were ready to go forward right away," Coach Arnold said. 'Their effort level, 
combined with their talent, has really paid off." 

One of those pay-offs came in December when the Lady Lions defeated Alice Lloyd on the road, the first lime they had beaten Alice Lloyd. 

Then in a week's time in January, the Lady Lions beat nationally ranked Brevard College 
King, Alice Lloyd, and Covenant. 

The strong showing this year has set a high mark to live up to, but Coach Arnold is excited 
about the prospects for the future. "We started two freshmen, two sophomores, and a senior, 
so we are a young team," he said. "We're losing Becky (Blesch) to graduation. In my opinion, 
she's the best player in me conference. She's a spiritual leader on the team, as well as the floor 
leader. She'll be hard to replace as a player and as a person. 

But I feel like all the girls have done a great job. Everybody is supposed to be back, and 
we have some young people I'm looking at who would be quality players and Students 



Basketball Honors 

Women's Basketball 
Jim Arnold, AAC Coach of the Year 
Liz Bass and Sarah Bass, Freshmen of the Year 
Becky Blesch, Liz Bass, and Sarah Bass, All- 
Conference Team 

Becky Blesch, Kimmie Hill, Valerie Huttenhoff, 
Kate Strunk, Katie White, All-Academic team 
Becky Blesch, NCCAA Mid-East Region Player 
of the Year 
Men's Basketball 

Brandon Gordon, Josh Locy, All-Freshman Team 
Chris Travis, All-Conference Team 
Josh Locy, Jordan Musselman, Jared Jones, 
Michael Carter, Jeff Rohman, Michael Stone, 
Aaron Braun-Duin, All-Academic Team 




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Now Accepting Devotional 

Manuscripts for a 

VOLUME II Publication 



Deadline: June 1, 2002 

Length: 500-700 words including scripture verse 



uestions 



Mail Box 



in an effort to 

raise funds for cur- 
rent sludenl scholar- 
ships, Bryan College 
offered to its alumni 
a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity to pur- 
chase the solid 
bronze mail box 
door, complete with 
the original box 
number, that they 
were issued during 
their years as a Bryan student. 

The mailboxes could be framed in a 
mahogany display shadow box along with a 
plaque, which stated the history of the mailbox 
and the name and class year of the alumna/alum- 
nus. 

To date, your Alumni Ministries Office has 
shipped over 240 mailboxes to grateful alumni 






Alumni Matti 



around the country. We have been inundated 
with letters and phone calls expressing appri 
tion for the chance to own such a unique piei 
Bryan College history. 

Many boxes were given as Christmas gifts 
were received with tears of joy and adulation 
turn, their joy has helped raise nearly $14,000 for 
deserving young men and women to continue in 
their biblical worldview education at Bryan 
College. For your generosity, we are extremely 
grateful! 

We have a few boxes left to offer to our alum- 
ni. If you would be interested in giving a tax 
deductible gift to help a current student "finish 
the course," we can still send you, as a gift, your 
college mailbox or have an existing box retrofit- 
ted with your personal box number. Boxes will 
be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 
Once they are gone, they are gone forever. 

Please call the Alumni Ministries Office at 
I-H00-55-BRYAN to make your gift now. 




OlOgy: More Than a Game to ]im Wolfe 

A 



Jim and Piiltie Wolfe 



business administration 
degree doesn't necessar- 
ily lock a graduate into 
a banking or sales job, Jim 
Wolfe, '78, has learned. 

Jim is principal and operating 
partner of a graphic design and 
marketing company that takes a 
high-tech approach to meeting a 
client's communications needs. 
Those clients have ranged from 
Bryan College - enjoying the 
fruits of Brainstorm Design's 
labors on its website - to inter- 
national Fortune 500 companies. 
Brainstorm is a graphic design and marketing com- 
pany, Jim explained. "We can develop communication 
programs in all kinds of media - print, electronic, or 
web-based - and integrate the components." 

The seven-year-old company is not Jim's first entrepre- 
neurial adventure. He started and sold two companies 
before Brainstorm, striking out on his own after time in 
banking and marketing in the communications industry. 

"I was not a finance major, but I learned how to 
think at Bryan," he said. "I got more training as 1 went 
along, but I really believe that while at Bryan 1 was 
coached into how to think." He cited Dr. Robert 
Spoede, professor emeritus of history and social sci- 
ence; Dr. Bill Ketchersid, professor of history; and for- 
mer English professor Jerry Sawyer as key to his intel- 
lectual development. 

From his perspective, running a business is running 



a business. "Technology is new and exciting, but it's 
just a business," Jim said. "I'm not a computer engi- 
neer. I see myself as operating a business that has a 
technical side to it." 

And while it's a business in a popular field, he said 
his firm tries to be careful to ensure it is meeting 
clients' needs, not just technological daydreams. "If 
someone says, 'I just have to have a website,' I would- 
n't work with them. If they haven't thought through 
the technology - if it's just like them carrying a Palm 
Pilot they never use - they're not our kind of client. 
They need to think, 'How does this solve a problem?' 
to help their business, not-for-profit organization, or 
ministry achieve its mission." 

Technology may pay the bills, but Jim says his life is 
much more than his job. When he's not at work, he's 
taking care of his "core personal mission - being a 
husband and a dad." He and his wife, Pattie (Davis), 
'79, are parents of Brittany, 16, Lindsey, 14, Geoffrey, 
12, and Hillary, 10. He also serves as a deacon and 
worship leader at his church, works with the family 
and sports programs of Shepherd Community, an 
inner-city ministry in downtown Indianapolis, and is 
chairman of the board of Cornerstone University. 
When time permits, he also likes to drive his motorcycle. 

Not only did Jim leave Bryan with an education, he 
met his wife here. "Technology is not Pattie's thing - 
she's a very gifted teacher - but she has been so sii|^^ 
portive of everything I have done. I never would have 
been successful in life without her. One of my great 
take-aways from Bryan College is a godly wife." 



ion 
Tracks 

Spring 2002 



40 



ILA RUTH MAHR, '48, 
moved to Iowa to be near 
family. Ila leads a ladies Bible 
study and volunteers at the 
local elementary school. 



50 



PAUL, '50x, and ELAINE 
(KENNARD), '47, SYERS 
serve as missionaries to 
Brazil. Elaine teaches 
Portuguese with special class- 
es on pronunciation. Together 
they are approaching 50 years 
of service in Brazil. 

RUTH JOY (SEL- 
TENRIGHT) GULLEY, '53x, 
serves as a missionary to 
Ukraine where she teaches 
second grade at New Hope 
Christian School. 

BOB, '56, and Wanda 
HEARING have completed 
nine years serving full lime 
with Child Evangelism 
Fellowship. This includes 
serving in three states and liv- 
ing in a 33-foot travel trailer. 

CLIFF, '59, and MARY 
ALICE (GREIDER), faculty, 
'54, BRANSON reside in 
Nebraska where Cliff is pas- 
tor of Rosehill Evangelical 
Free Church. They recently 
^raveled over 21,000 miles 
'round trip to visit their 
daughter, Beth, and family 
who serve as missionaries 
with Africa Inland Mission in 
Mozambique. They were able 



to participate in many of the 
missionary activities. Cliff 
preached one Sunday while 
Beth translated into 
Portuguese and another trans- 
lated into Cindau. 



—60; 



LOIS (TABER), '63, and 
Dwight BAKER have moved 
to New Haven to join the staff 
at Overseas Ministries Study 
Center. They are part-time 
hosts for the individuals and 
families, mainly international, 
who live in one of OMSC's 
apartment buildings; these are 
people involved in church 
leadership worldwide. 

DAVID and ANN (KELLY) 
LIND both '65, serve as mis- 
sionaries in Brazil. They ask 
that we continue to pray that 
the church's building permit 
will be granted. They are 
beginning some of the initial 
stages of construction by 
clearing the land. 



JOHNNIE TRIVETTE, '70, 
announces his retirement as 
an Air Force colonel effective 
Feb. 1. He and his wife, 
Danet, plan to live in 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 

JOHN, '70, and JEANETTE 
(ARMENTROUT), '72x, 
YOUNG live in Richmond, 
Va., where John teaches at 
Richmond Christian School. 
They are proud to announce 
that their son, Jonathan, 
recently married and their 
daughter, Jennifer, is engaged 
to be married. 

BONITA SPENCER, '74, 
and Jim MEARS were mar- 
ried Dec. 15. Bryan alums 
who attended the wedding 
are pictured from left: DAVE 
and BETTY RUTH (BAR- 
ROWS) SEERA, both '74; 



MARCIA SHEIN, '74; BON- 
NIE (BOYD) EDENFIELD, 
'74; STEVE GRIFFITH, '74; 
and DOW BARTON, '74. 

GARY SIEFERS, '75, and 
his wife, Cheryl, reside in 
Tuscon, Ariz., where Gary 
continues as superintendent 
of the Pre-K-8 ,h school pro- 
gram as well as overseeing 
his church's activities for chil- 
dren. Gary has been elected to 
the Association of Christian 
Schools International's execu- 
tive board. Cheryl teaches 2- 
year-olds in the school's 
Parent Day Out program. 

PATRICK WHITAKER, 
'75x, lives in Memphis, Tenn., 
where he is the director of 
Student Services at Belhaven 
College. 

GLORIA (CORDOVA) 
CARL, '77x, and her husband, 
Bob, have moved to New 
Mexico. Bob has accepted a 
position at Mesilla Valley 
Christian School as a histo- 
ry/Bible teacher and Gloria 
works part-time as a regis- 
tered nurse in pediatrics. 



80: 




Bonila and Jim /Wears and 



ERIC P. CLARKE, MD, '80, 
has joined the Orthopedic 
Specialists of East Ridge 
Hospital in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. He completed his resi- 
dency training in orthopedic 
surgery at the University of 
Buffalo School of Medicine 
and Biomedical Sciences in 
Buffalo, N.Y. Following resi- 
dency, he was an AO fellow 
in Switzerland and Germany 
before completing a yearlong 
fellowship in sports medicine 
at Northtowns Orthopedics in 
New York. While there, he 
was on the medical team for 
the Buffalo Bills of the 
National Football League, the 
Buffalo Sabers of the National 
Hockey League, and Buffalo 
State University. 

MARK 
GARRETT, 
'80, and his 
wife. Candy, 
serve as mis- 
m I sionaries to 

L^H Africa but 

friends 



are living in Winchester, Ky., 
on home assignment. They 
announce the birth of their 
fourth child, Anne Elisabeth, 
on Sept. 28, 2001. Anne joins 
sister Kathryn, 11, and broth- 
ers Bryan, 7, and Ethan, 4. 

MARTHA (THOMAS), '80, 
and Jeff DINGUS have two 
children, Sarah, 16, and 
Nicholas, 3. They serve as 
missionaries with Bancroft 
Gospel Ministry in Kingsport, 
Tenn. 

DAVID, '80, and JILL 
(MCCORMICK), '81, SIMP- 
SON continue to serve with 
New Tribes Mission but have 
relocated to their international 
headquarters in Sanford, Fla. 
They oversee the processing 
of short-term associate teach- 
ers and non-teachers for 
NTM's overseas schools for 
missionaries children. 

JOEL RILEY, '82, and 
Monica Tompkins were mar- 
ried Sept. 8, 2001. Joel and 
Monica live in Tampa, Fla. 




Joel and Monica Riley 

NORMA JEAN (KEN- 

NEY), '82x, and BUI 
JANCEWICZ serve as mis- 
sionaries to Canada with 
Wycliffe Bible Translators. 
They have three children; the 
oldest, Benjamin, is a sopho- 
more in college. Beth is 15 
and Nick is 11. 




Bill and Nonva Jean Jancewicz. 
Beth and Nick 



DICK and SARA (MUR- 
DOCH) HART, both '83, have 
returned to Bolivia after being 
in the States for a year. Dick 
travels to train teacher- for 
the Theological Education by 
Extension study centers. Sara 
is guiding a puppet team 
through weekly Bible studies 
with an emphasis on disciple- 
ship and personal growth. 
They have two children, 
Daniel and David. 

DR. LAURA PAYNE, '83, is 
the area director of a new 
ministry in Knoxville, Tenn., 
Joni and Friends Knoxville 
Area Ministry, an affiliate of 
Joni and Friends, an interna- 
tional ministry to the dis- 
abled. Us mission is to make 
the Gospel accessible to the 
disabled and their families, to 
build leaders among those 
affected by disability, and to 
assist churches in being effec- 
tive in their ministry to the 
disabled. 

MONIQUE (PIERCE) 
COCANOUGHER, '83, along 
with husband, David, daugh- 
ter, Caitlin, and son, Robert. 
went on a Make-a-Wish trip 
to Wyoming. One of their 
stops was Yellowstone 
National Park. 




Monique and David Cocanougher, 
Caitlin and Robert 

DEBRA J. RICHARDSON, 

'83, resides in Sunrise, Fla. 
Debra is a flight attendant for 
American Airlines. 

CYNTHIA (HECKMAN) 
JONES, '84, teaches kinder- 
garten at Central Christian 
School in Kansas. Her hus- 
band, Tim, is working toward 
a degree in elementary educa- 
tion and will finish at Wichita 
State University. They have 
two sons, Josh and Jonathan. 

JOHN and JOYCE (JOHN- 
SON) RATHBURN, both '84, 



reside in Texas and are 
involved in the Wright Wav 
Prison Ministry, [ohn also 
conducts Sunday sen ices as a 
volunteer chaplain a( Autumn 
Leaves Retirement 
Community in Dallas. 

TODD, '84, and BARBARA 
(BATES), '87x, GARDNER 
reside in St. Joseph, Mich. Todd 
recently started his own com- 
pany, Soufhshore Marketing, 
They have four children, 
Justine, 12. [oshua, 10; Abigail, 
8; and Annabelle, 6. 




Todd and Barbara Gardner. Justine, 
Joshua. Abigail, and Annabelle 

TITUS HANHAM, '85, and 
\n\.-\. are missionar- 
ies to Russia. Titus is now 
tified to teach a program or ID 
courses lor pastors and 
church leaders in Russia. 
They have had the opportuni- 
ty to lead a Bible study for 
several young Russian cou- 
ples as well as hosi ,i number 
of missionaries and Christian 
workers. 

SHAWN and DENISE 
(GEARHART) WOLFE, both 
'86, reside in Derwood, Mil. 
They have three children, 
Ryan, Lauren, and Connor. 
Shawn is the chief operating 
officer at Wright 
Manufacturing, Inc. 

BONNIE (WAGLER) 
WILLIAMS, '88, and her bus 
band, Chris, announce the 
arrival of Tyler Jake, born Aug. 
16, 2001. Tyler and his parents 
live in Land O' Lakes, Fla. 




CELESTA (BEACHY) 
RICHARDSON, '88, and her 
husband, Dennis, are serving 

as missionaries in Anchorage, 

Alaska. Their ministry is 
called mterAct Ministries, 

which just celebrated its 50 lh 
anniversary. 

HANS, '88, and MAR- 
GARET (JOHNSON), '88x, 
KIRKMAN announce the 
birth of their sixth child. 

Caroline Louisa, on Sept. 16, 
2001. She joins brothers 
Mitchell, 7; Braxton, 6; 
Everett, 4; Keaghn, 3; and 
( Irayson, 20 months. 

ANDY and KAY (POW- 
ELL) BRUNER, both '88, have 
returned to the Solomon 
Islands where they will spend 
most of their lime in Tawatana 
\ illage on the island of 
Makira. Andy has made good 
progress on the Arosi New 
Testament and if all goes well 
they trust that it will be pub- 
lished by Easter of 2004 

DAWN (STACY), '89, and 
Sieve HONECKER are mis- 
sionaries supporting Bible 
translation through JAARS 
Materials Transportation 
Sen ice. In February they cele- 
brated 10 years with Wycliffe 
as a couple. They have two 
children, Stacie and Heather. 




Chris. Bonnie, and Tyler Williams 



Steve and Dawn Honecker, Stacie 
and Heather 

THOMAS SHANLEY, '89, 

and his wife, Jennifer, 
announce the birth o! their 
set ond child, Sara Grace, on 
Inly 31. 2001. Sara joins big 
brother Trent. 

Sara Shanely 



— 90's— 

MICHELLE (DEAVERS), v 
'91, and Thomas ALEXAN- ^ 

DER were married on Sept. 
29 in Hagerstown, Md., where 
the couple resides. Michelle 
works with the Hagerstown 
Police Department as a police 
officer assigned to the Street 
Crimes Unit. Thomas is a 
lieutenant with the police 
department. 

KEVIN, '91, and KARLA 
(TRAMMEL), '93, BOOT 
recently moved to Columbia, 
S.C., to join the staff of 
Crossover Communications 
Intl. Kevin has been busy 
revising orientation guides for 
Crossover's mission trips to 
Brazil, Canada, and Bahamas, 
while Karla is has been busy 
taking a course to learn 
Portuguese. 

JEANNIE (JONES) 
MCDANIEL, '91, was com- 
missioned into the Air Force 
in December. She is serving at 
Travis Air Force Base in 
California. ^»" 

TOM STAHLER, '92, grad- 
uated from Baylor University 
with a Masters of Science 
degree in information systems 
in December 1999. He joined 
ExxonMobil Upstream 
Technical Computing Co. in 
Houston, Texas, and is techni- 
cal team lead of the 
Docu men turn 4i Project. 

CASSIE (PAYNE), '94, and 
Tim FISH announce the birth 
of their second child, Anna 
Blair, on April 11, 2001. She 
joins her brother Caleb, 2. 
They reside in Singapore 
where Tim is the business 
administrator for the Network 
of International Christian 
Schools. 




Anna Fish 



10 



V, 



DANIEL, '94, and KIM- 
BERLEE (HAYS), '95, TERRY 
were married on Nov. 24, 
1001. Thev reside in Ferndale, 
Wash. 

ANNETTE (STEELE), '94, 
and Rodney MILLER 
announce the birth of iheir 
daughter. Chads Joy, on May 
15, 2001. Rodney is the youth 
pastor at their church in 
Ki Manning, Pa., and Annette 
helps with the youth and is a 
stay-home mom. 







Chans Joy Miller 

JOHN, '95, and ANGELA 
(GRIGGS), '94, SPEARS 
announce the arrival of their 
second son, Jared Davis, born 
Nov. 15. He joins big brother 
Andrew, 2. The Spears family 
■esides in Woodstock, Ga. 




Andrew and Jared Spears 

JONI (KNECHT), '95x, and 
Tim PEARSON were married 
in August 2001. The wedding 
party included BETHANY 
(I'HINNEY) HICKS, '95, and 
SONYA (KNECHT) BICE, '87. 
Joni works as an RN in 
Louisville, Ky., hospitals and 
recently founded a company 
that offers continuing educa- 
tion and certification to med- 
ical professionals. 
^, CARRON POWELL, '96, 
lives in Columbia, S.C., where 



she is enrolled at Columbia 
Biblical Seminary pursuing .i 
Master's of Divinity degree in 
leadership lor evangelism and 
discipleship, 

HANNAH THOMASTON, 
96, is residing in Stockbridge, 
Ga. She is a fifth grade 
teacher at Eagle's Landing 
Christian Academy in 
McDonough, Ga. 

GENCI, '97, and EMILY 
(LINK), '99, KEJA have relo- 
cated to Lancaster, Pa., where 
Genci is teaching high school 
science /biology and coaching 
varsity boys' soccer. Thev cel- 
ebrated the first birthdav ol 
their sun, Addison Edward, 
on Oct. 27, 2001. 




Addison Keja 

CHRISTINA DAY, '97, is a 
fourth-year social studies 
teacher at Lakeland Christian 
School in Lakeland, Fla. She is 
also pursuing a Master's 
degree in the counselor edu- 
cation program at the 
University of South Florida 
where she attends part time 

GRANT, '97, and ERIN 
(MCKINLEY), '98 HENDRIX 
reside in Burlington, N.C. 
Grant teaches math and 
coaches soccer at Woodlawn 
Middle School and Erin is the 
teller supervisor at First State 
Bank. 

JEANNA (BROOME), '97, 
and Brian BAG LEY were 
married Aug. 
18, 2001. Maid 
of Honor was 
CHRISTINA 
BROOME, '98. 
Bridesmaids 
were DURIN- 
DA COMP- 
TON, '96; JEN- 
NIFER 




(BRASHER) DALE, '96; and 
ALLISON WOMBLE, '98. 
Guests included HEATHER 
BRASHER, '97, and JULIE 
BRASHER, '99. 




Brian and Jeanna Bagley 
DAVID, '98, and ANGIE 
(SKERJANEC), '99, WILKIN- 
SON, along with then sun 
Jonathan David, recently 
moved to South Africa. 
David, with his ministry. 
MasterTeach International, 
has been invited to provide 
training for leaders and com- 
municators in 10 African 
countries. 




David, Angle and Jonathan 
Wilkinson 

ANDREW HEATHER- 
SHAW, '98; SCOTT CUN- 
NINGHAM, '93; and 
CHARLES PRIEST, '92, are 

members of the Tennessee 
Baptist Chorale, which is 
composed of ministers of 
music in Tennessee Baptist 
churches. 




liM 



Andrew Healhershaw, Scoll Cunningham, and 
Charles Priest 



MANNY CARRILL, '99, is 
the co-director of Rhea 
County's Rites of Passage 
program in Dayton, Tenn. 
This is a new program for 
juvenile offenders that seeks 
to provide each child with a 
vision and a goal for life. 

— OO's — 

TRAVIS STEVENS, '01, is 
a missionary in Budapest, 
Hungary, with Greater Grace 
World Outreach. Travis is 
teaching at an international 
Christian school associated 
with the church. The school 
has students from 30 coun- 
tries in grades K-12. He also 
helps with the youth group. 

With the Lord 

VIRGINIA (FORD) 
SAUNDERS, '39x, of Storrs 
Mansfield, Conn., passed 
away Sept. 13,2001. 

LEONA (WILSON) 
THEOBOLD, '42, of 
Camdenton, Mo., passed 
away Jan. 6. Leona was pre- 
ceded in death by her hus- 
band, PAUL, '43x. 

ANNA ROBINSON, '83H, 
of Dayton, Tenn., passed 
away Jan. 15. Her husband, 
Charles, who is a former staff 
member at Bryan, survives 
her. as do her son. Bill, '72, 
and daughter, Charlotte 
McSpadden, '70. Both Anna 
and Charles were named hon- 
orary alumni in 1983. 

Christopher Steele of 
Spring City, Tenn., son of 
JAMES and PEGGY (WENT- 
WORTH) STEELE, both '74, 
passed away Nov. 9, 2001 . 

FRANCES (HOGUE) 
CHEERS, '60, of Dayton, 
Tenn., passed away Jan. 28. 



Alumni News 



Federal judge orders halt 
to rem classes 



Nearly 100 Bryan stu- 
dents gathered at the Rhea 
County Courthouse dur- 
ing the college s day of 
prayer in February to 
pray for need- of the com- 
munity. Students prayed 
for wisdom for local offi- 
cials about the Bible 
Education Ministry law- 
suit along with other 
county concerns. 




Bryan's 50-year-old Bible Education 
Ministry (BEM) was ordered out of Rhea 
County elementary schools Feb. 8, when a federal judge granted a motion for 
summary judgment in a suit brought by two local parents and a Wisconsin 
organization. 

Judge R. Allan Edgar granted the motion by the Freedom from Religion 
Foundation and the two parents, who have been listed as "John Doe" and "Mary 
Roe," 11 days before the case was to be heard in his Chattanooga courtroom. 

The suit alleged that the BEM classes were being taught "devotionally" in vio- 
lation of the constitutional prohibition of establishment of religion. 

However, Bryan President Dr. William E. Brown disagreed. Dr. Brown said the 
classes were taught to familiarize students with the content of the Bible, not to 
impose a sectarian viewpoint. "Every educated person needs to know what's in 
the Bible," he said. "It's the foundation for western culture." 

Rhea County Board of Education Chairman John Mincy said in response to 
the judge's ruling, "1 don't feel like we've had our shot. We haven't had our day 
in court yet. We're dedicated to this cause. We're dedicated to keep (the BEM 
program) in Rhea County schools." 

The college, which was not named in the suit will support the school board's 
final decision in the matter, Dr. Brown said. He also suggested that the BEM cur- 
riculum might be modified to a character education program that already is 
being taught at Dayton City School. 

The school board \ oted to appi-al the ruling $nd seek a full hearing on the 



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David ]. nasoner 

named Senior V.P. 



Academic Vice President Dr. David J. Masoner has been 
named senior vice president of the college effective July 1, 
President Dr. William E. Brown has announced. 

Dr. Masoner, academic vice president since 1995, will 
assume duties including major donor relations while main- 
taining oversight of the college's admissions office. In addi- 
tion, he will offer administrative support to the president. 

The college has begun a search for a new academic vice 
president, and hopes to fill the position by the beginning of 
the 2002-03 school year. 

"Dr. Masoner has provided solid leadership in the academic 
area and now he will be using his years of experience to con- 
tinue moving Bryan College ahead," Dr. Brown said in 
announcing the change. "He has worked with foundations, 
state legislators, and business executives so he has the savvy 
to continue to represent Bryan well." 

"I'm excited about this opportunity," Dr. Masoner said. "I 
strongly believe in the educational work Bryan is doing, and 
in the positive impact the college makes in the lives of young 
men and women. I look forward to a new way to contribute to 
strengthening and expanding Bryan's program." 

Dr. Masoner came to Bryan from the University of Alabama 
where he was chair of the higher education program and 
director of the institute of higher education. Ml 




Center for Law 
and American 
Government 



Bryan College will open tile Center for 
Law and American Government under the direction of Term. 
State Sen. David Fowler, Dr. William E. Brown has announced. 

Dr. Brown said this is a step toward having Bryan College 
offer a "distinctively cutting-edge program on a biblical 
understanding of the relationship between law and religion. 
It's exciting to have people who are engaged in the political 
process to encourage our students to do what William 
Jennings Bryan did - take stands from a distinctively biblical 
outlook." 

At the same time, Sen. Fowler will develop a symposium for 
state legislators from around the country to come to Bryan 
College for several days to discuss from a biblical perspective 
the principles that underlie many issues they confront. 

Sen. Fowler also is developing a course in American politi- 
cal philosophy as part of Bryan's new political science major. 

"This is an opportunity for our students to interact with v 
somebody who thinks like them who is in a political position 
of influence," Dr. Brown said. "I believe it will be energizing 
for Sen. Fowler to interact with our students as they challenge 
each other in the classroom." Ml 






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